Allergy is an unreasonably strong reaction to a certain substance (allergen), usually mediated by IgE antibodies or T-cells. Allergies can manifest as respiratory symptoms (allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma), eye symptoms (allergic conjunctivitis, etc.), gastrointestinal symptoms, skin symptoms (contact dermatitis, acute urticaria, atopic dermatitis flares may be related to allergy). In severe cases, several organs may be affected at the same time.
Nowadays, many allergies caused by inhaled allergens can also be cured. However, in cases where cure is not possible, it is possible to significantly alleviate the symptoms of allergies.
Consultations in allergology are provided by paediatric allergist-pulmonologist Dr Urve Putnik and allergist-immunologist Dr Tiia-Linda Okas.
Paediatric allergist-pulmonologist Dr Urve Putnik – children with suspected allergies, including food allergy, allergic rhinitis, pollen allergy, skin allergy (hives, atopic dermatitis) and frequent respiratory diseases are welcome to see her.
Allergist-immunologist Dr Tiia-Linda Okas – adult patients with allergies or suspected allergies, chronic runny nose and/or nasal congestion, watery and/or itchy eyes, itchy skin rashes, food-related complaints are welcome. People suffering from urticaria or hives, or people with frequent infections who suspect an immune deficiency are also welcome.